At Vibrant Credit Union, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 135 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.15. It was published on Nov 13, 2017. 4446 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
96%
 
People care about each other here.
95%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
93%
 
I can be myself around here.
93%
 
This is a fun place to work.
92%
 

What They Do

We asked Vibrant Credit Union to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Vibrant improves the lives of our members by providing a surprisingly different banking experience. We understand the importance of cultivating happy, healthy employees who in turn can concentrate on delivering positive, memorable interactions for our members.

About this Company

Website: www.vibrantcreditunion.org Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Moline, Illinois, 61265 US Sites: 17
Major Locations: Moline, Illinois, 61265; Davenport, Iowa, 52807; Dubuque, Iowa, 52001; Danville, Illinois, 61832; Westchester, Illinois, 60154; Bettendorf, Iowa, 52722 US Employees: 221
Worldwide Revenues: $31.1 million Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1935

Vibrant Team Members Celebrating Fun at Work Day

Perks and Programs

We asked Vibrant Credit Union to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Save the Community Day: We believe so strongly in making our communities vibrant that we provide 8 hours of "volunteer time off" annually to each team member. This could happen in a single day, or be broken up into smaller commitments over time. The only rule is that the time must be volunteered to a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • The Vibrant Cares Campaign: Vibrant Credit Union has long held an interest in giving back to the local community. The philanthropic spirit is simply a part of our DNA. We take great pride and pleasure in helping improve the lives of people in the communities we're involved in. The Vibrant Cares Campaign provides our employees an opportunity to select from up to three local and three national charities to provide contributions...all of which have a mission of benefiting children. Employees can opt to make regular bi-weekly paycheck deductions or to provide a one time annual donation.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Program: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, each year we ask our members to give us names of families who, without help, might not have a holiday dinner. We then deliver a big, fat turkey and all the trimmings to local families. We do all we can to help create a more vibrant community.
  • Vibrant Ice Cream Truck: Take a minute to reflect on some of your fondest memories as a child. Chances are they include racing after an ice cream truck as it ambled through your neighborhood. We took that experience and re-imagined it with a Vibrant Flair. We top off all our philanthropic efforts (no pun intended) the best way we know how: with ice cream! That's right. Vibrant is the proud owner of a genuine ice cream truck. We use it to deliver free treats to the neighborhood. If free ice cream doesn’t make the community awesome, we simply don’t know what will.
  • Motivational Moments: Most tellers start their days with a cup of coffee—ours start with line dancing. We believe happy employees make for happy members, so each of our locations kicks off the day with a Motivational Moment. These 15-minute company meetings can be anything from musical chairs to a paper airplane contest; the only rule is everybody must participate and nobody is allowed to talk shop. Seriously—no business talk. Nothing ruins a perfectly good morning sing-along like the word “deadline.”
  • 401K Match Program: Vibrant Credit Union’s 401(k) plan is a great way to save for retirement by providing staff with an opportunity to set aside money from each paycheck (either before or after taxes are taken out) through Standard IRA or Roth IRA contributions. Vibrant provides a discretionary match opportunity based on employee contribution up to 6%.
  • Education Reimbursement: Vibrant provides financial support to employees who participate in externally sponsored educational courses, which meet certain criteria. This support is intended to enhance employees’ professional development and skills and knowledge related to our business. Active employees that work 30 or more hours per week with 12 months of service are eligible to apply for reimbursement for qualified tuition expenses.
  • Jeans Day is Everyday: We firmly believe that you don't need to be in a three piece suit to provide sound financial service and advice to members. Thus, staff have the option to dress professionally or in business casual attire 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday and are encouraged to "dress for their day".
  • T-Shirts and Tennis Shoes: At Vibrant, we celebrate Fridays with our "Casual for a Cause" program. Team members may elect to contribute $5 per month for the opportunity to wear a Vibrant T-Shirt and Tennis Shoes. These contributions are then distributed to our monthly charity or philanthropic initiative of the month.
  • 24 Hour Gym: To best provide our employees the opportunity to be happy and healthy, we provide a 24-hour gym at our corporate center. Healthy employees tend to be happier and more productive. We know that sometimes everyone needs a little motivation to get the ball rolling, so we brought the gym to the workplace. We provide gym memberships to staff members working at branch locations outside of our headquarters community to ensure that they have the opportunity to invest in their health as well.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$25,708 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Teller $42,523 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Experience Manager
100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Full Time)
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Full Time) $10,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Vibrant's Brand Ambassador in the Ice Cream Truck

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

22 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
12 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option (2% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (24 Hour Gym, Occasional paid lunches, Culture Club Social Activities & Vibrant University Personal Development Series.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 54 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)8 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $80,896 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
New Employee Training Theme Day

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Team Members in Branch

How to Get Hired

We asked Vibrant Credit Union for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Vibrant has a unique and engaging culture.  We take fun seriously and as such look for folks who are willing to do the same.  We seek to attract individuals dedicated to creating a unique and engaging banking experience for our members.  In short, we search for employees who have an outstanding work ethic, are highly dedicated to operating in a team based environment, and are willing to engage wholeheartedly in our playful culture.  We focus on cultivating happy healthy people, both personally and professionally. We hire the most passionate, intelligent, happy, caring and hard-working people we can find, and then we work hard to nurture, explore, and unleash these talents and traits in big ways.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

At Vibrant we are different and we know it!  Most tellers start their day with a cup of coffee—ours start with line dancing.  Prospective employees can grab our attention by demonstrating their vibrancy through their resume, cover letter, interview, and interpersonal interactions.  Anything that makes you...well...you!  We don’t do boring, that’s just not how Vibrant works.  We look for people who are innovative, creative, cutting edge, and who are willing to bring their unique approach to providing outstanding service to our amazing members.  In short, we encourage prospective employees to color outside the lines and to simply enjoy the art of being Vibrant!

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Vibrant Credit Union is growing at a rapid pace.  As such, our staffing needs frequently change and are constantly evolving.  We're always looking for engaging, team-oriented, and knowledgeable individuals who want to join us in our mission of improving members lives and redefining the banking industry.  We do our best to identify each employee's unique strengths and talents to ensure that they're placed in roles where they can use those abilities on a regular basis.  All that said, roles we're regularly looking for outstanding talent in include our Teller and Personal Banker positions.  We also seek to attract talented leaders with limited banking experience through our Retail Leadership Development Program.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Think you have what it takes to become an awesome part of our awesome team? If you have the Vibrant mojo and could rightfully be described as passionate, intelligent, dynamic, engaging and hard-working then we want to hire you!  All of our opporunities are listed on our careers page:  https://vibrantcreditunion.org/about-vibrant/careers.  Individuals interested in tracking future opportunities are encouraged to follow us on LinkedIn for regular updates on newly posted positions.  

hiring Outlook

60 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 26% Job Growth
23 Average applicants per opening 2,048 Total job applicants
29% New hires by employee referrals 31% Openings filled by current employees
13 Recent graduates hired 23% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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